It can be difficult to find the motivation to keep moving during the hot summer months, especially over the Christmas break when life gets busy with parties and catch ups.
But Christmas shenanigans don’t mean that exercise has to go out of the window completely. In fact, keeping active could help keep your stress levels under control at this busy time of year.
If you’re pushed for time, here are 10 easy ways to stay active these Christmas holidays.
1. Go for a walk with the family
Going for a walk on Christmas Day is a great way to get everyone off the couch and out in the fresh air.
2. Get your dancing shoes on
There's plenty of dancing to be done over the festive season, so get on the dance floor early and show everyone what you're made of. Not only will you be fitting in fitness, but more dancing means less nibbling and drinking!
3. Wear your activity tracker when shopping
You’ll be surprised how many steps you rack up in a few hours of Christmas shopping. If you’re a member, remember to sync your fitness device to the WW app to track your FitPoints®.
4. Try these quick home workouts
They’re easy to sneak into your everyday routine, even if you have a million things to do!
5. Take housework to the next level
Are you hosting Christmas this year? Dusting, cleaning and vacuuming work your muscles and can help you towards your fitness goals.
6. Choose HIIT training
Got 15 minutes to spare? High Intensity Interval Training, or HIIT, is a short burst of intense exercise. It’s an efficient calorie burner and easy to squeeze into your routine. Try interval walking to get started.
7. Park further away
Whether you’re driving to work or into town for a spot of shopping, try parking further away than usual to boost your step count for the day.
8. Take the stairs
Busy shopping centres may mean you have to park on the top level of the car park. Take advantage of the opportunity to fit in some easy exercise by taking the stairs.
9. Buy active presents
Buy the kids something that everyone can play so you can get moving together.
10. Get ad break active
Enjoy guilt-free Christmas TV marathons by using the ad breaks to squat, do star jumps or plank – anything that gets you moving.